The distribution of subcutaneous and internal fat in man

Davies, P.S.W., Jones, P.R.M. and Norgan, N.G. (1986) The distribution of subcutaneous and internal fat in man. Annals of Human Biology, 13 2: 189-192. doi:10.1080/03014468600008341

Author Davies, P.S.W.
Jones, P.R.M.
Norgan, N.G.
Title The distribution of subcutaneous and internal fat in man
Journal name Annals of Human Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4460
Publication date 1986-03
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1080/03014468600008341
Volume 13
Issue 2
Start page 189
End page 192
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract Total body fat mass was estimated in 25 women and 21 men from densitometry. All subjects were apparently healthy. Subcutaneous fat mass was calculated by measuring subcutaneous fat thickness at 12 sites using A-mode ultrasound. The proportion of fat situated subcutaneously (PFSS) was found to vary considerably between individuals (range 0·50–0·97 in the women, 0·40–0·97 in the men). Moreover, there was no relationship between subcutaneous and internal fat masses. More information is required on the variability of the PFSS, and the technique described may have a role to play in this field.
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